VoiceBox and Toyota Partner on In-Car Voice Technology
VoiceBox Technologies, a provider of personal assistant voice technology, has entered into a strategic agreement with Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. to develop innovative in-car voice products and capabilities.
Under the terms of this multi-year agreement, Toyota and VoiceBox will deliver in-car voice innovations exclusive to Toyota and Lexus brands. In addition, VoiceBox is opening an office in Japan to catalyze these initiatives, and expanding its engineering effort dedicated to research, prototyping, market validation, and user studies.
VoiceBox's patented technology determines context and intent from free-form speech to dynamically accommodate a request. These capabilities allow VoiceBox to develop personal assistant applications for its customers in automotive, personal navigation, computer/tablets and smart TV markets.
"We are excited to work with Toyota to develop innovative in-car voice products and capabilities. Our new presence in Japan will allow us to more effectively serve these efforts," said Mike Kennewick, VoiceBox Technologies' CEO, in a statement.
"At Toyota we feel advanced voice technology that uses not just words but context is key to helping our customers enjoy their vehicles in fun and intuitive ways," said Jim Pisz, corporate manager of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., in a statement.